2018 Darlington Arts Festival is announced

Darlington for Culture (DfC) is seeking to hear from arts groups, venues, performers and businesses who would like to showcase themselves in the sixth Darlington Arts Festival
The festival, again to be staged at a wide range of venues across the borough, is being co-ordinated by DfC, the group which speaks for arts and culture in the area. Limited funding will be available for some events.
Planning is well under way for the 2018 festival, which will include a wide range of activities, taking in everything from music and art to literature and film.
The Festival will start on May 19, 2018, and finish on June 3. As well as including regular events taking place during the two weeks, DfC would like to encourage groups to put on a one-off event to give the Festival a more celebratory feel.
DfC Chair Jo Potter said: “Planning is now well under way for Darlington’s sixth Arts Festival and our Festival Co-ordinator Jane Hindle is keen to hear from people with any proposal for an event that would benefit from inclusion and promotion under the Festival banner.
“I look forward to another exciting Festival and urge all artists and performers to take this opportunity to showcase their talent.”
Jane Hindle said: “I’m looking forward to working with the many artists, performers and groups taking part in the Festival and welcoming newcomers to join in the celebrations.”
Darlington for Culture is pleased to be able to offer three grants of up to £500 for proposals for new events to be included in the Festival. Those interested should contact Stephen Wiper of Festival supporter Creative Darlington (stephen.wiper@darlington.gov.uk) for application details
You can find out more, or suggest an event, by contacting darlo4culture@gmail.com by February 1, 2018.
Other festival supporters include
Resilient Business Systems
Ephemeral Web Design
Forum Music Centre, run by Humantics